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World focus on Burma (18 March 2009)

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Campaign To Free Aung San Suu Kyi Going Strong

RushPRnews.com (press release) – 

NEW YORK (RushPRnews) 03/18/09-Burmese pro democracy leader and Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has spent 13 years detained by the Burmese …

Burma Monks’ Leader Urges Resistance

自由亞洲電臺

Aung San, father of detained opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. “If one wants [to follow] the way of the Buddha, one must practice …

Singapore Ousts Editor of Asia Sentinel Again

Jakarta Globe – 

On the same day, the Burmese Gen. Thein Sein also arrived and was greeted warmly and got an orchid named for him. Perhaps there was a mix-up. …

Ryan Giggs made freeman of Salford and upsets Nobel Laureate …

Mirror.co.uk – 

… National League for Democracy party and a Nobel Laureate winner, has been under sporadic house arrest for the last 19 years by Burma’s military leaders. …

Soldier from Karen cease-fire group unpunished after fatal truck …

Independent Mon News Agency – 

… with Burma’s military government since splitting from another armed Karen insurgent group in 1994, has often been accused of committing human rights …

Burma Junta Squeezes Opposition

ISN – 

When the Burmese generals refused to recognize the landslide victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in the elections of 1990, …

Burma Dissident’s Eyesight ‘At Risk’

自由亞洲電臺 – 

BANGKOK —A former student leader who was jailed for his part in the 1988 pro-democracy movement in Burma is in danger of losing his eyesight, his wife said, …

Clash with Karen rebels wounds two after Burmese army forces civilians to stay at encampment

Independent Mon News Agency

One civilian was wounded in a clash with Karen rebels after the Burmese army forced passenger trucks to stay the night at their encampment.

Generals sure to suffer living hell, says Burmese monk


Aktuálně.cz – 

Prague – Burmese monk Ashin Sopaka recently came to Prague on the invitation of the One World film festival to introduce one of the strongest human rights …

Burma-Bangladesh Tensions Raise Fears of New Restrictions

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

“We hope Myanmar [Burma] will seize this moment to take bolder steps towards national reconciliation and in engaging the international community,” he added. …

Karen Splinter Group Calls for Closure of Refugee Camps


The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

On March 13, in an article relating to Quintana’s trip to eastern Burma, state-run The New Light of Myanmar said that the Burmese regime was trying to …

Burmese Sex Workers Tested for HIV

The Irrawaddy News Magazine

By MIN LWIN A recent survey of female sex workers in Burma confirms a high incidence of HIV, threatening a dangerous and potentially devastating epidemic. …

Rosi’s film wins main prize at One World festival

Prague Daily Monitor – 

Another jury that comprises courageous individuals who commit themselves in human rights protection awarded their prize to the US “Pray the Devil Back to …

Free Burma’s Political Prisoners’ Now! Campaign

Reporters without borders (press release) – ‎‎

Free Burma’s Political Prisoners Now aims to collect 888888 signatures before 24 May 2009, the legal date that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should be released from …

Myanmar arrests another human rights leader

Spero News

“I was told around 30 policemen came to his house and arrested him,” says NLD spokesman Nyan Win, on the dissident website Democratic Voice of Burma. …

Than Shwe’s Selective Diplomacy Demands Caution

The Irrawaddy News Magazine – 

Thein Sein said: “Myanmar [Burma] had every confidence in managing Prof Gambari’s mission and the good offices of the UN.” This was totally untrue—the …

Myanmar urged to meet opponents

Aljazeera.net – 

Myanmar’s military has ruled the country formerly known as Burma since 1962. It refused to recognise a landslide victory of the opposition National League …

Bangladesh-Myanmar Border Tense Over Fencing

RTT News

Bangladesh-Myanmar border has risen after Yangon reportedly mobilized extra troops, and started erecting a barbed-wire fence on the frontline, media say. …

Singapore urges Myanmar to look West

The Sun Daily – 

“We feel it would be more fitting for the orchid flower to be honoured in the name of Miss Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the rightful leader of Burma,” the …

Singapore pushes Burma to take ‘bolder steps’

Radio Australia News

Singapore is urging Burma’s junta rulers to reconcile with the opposition and engage with the west. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made the …

Traders Suffer Increasing Tax Collectors on Western Border

Narinjara News – 

The traders have to pay taxes to the customs team, a Nasaka team, and the jetty authority whenever they are traveling from Burma to Bangladesh. …

Fresh tension reported on Bangladesh-Myanmar border

Zee News – ‎‎

Dhaka, March 18: Fresh tension has gripped Bangladesh-Myanmar border as Yangon reportedly mobilised extra forces and started erecting a barbed-wire fence on …

Prisoners living in dire conditions hundreds of miles from families

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–Family members of political prisoners languishing in jails across Burma have spoken of appalling living conditions and difficulties in …

Media coverage of the Rohingyans has barely broken the surface

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

… journalists to dig deeper when the chance arrives; before the juntaBurma and the spotlight moves elsewhere. promises Rohingyans a ‘safe-haven’ back in

:. Is Choudhry’s triumph really worth rejoicing?

Kashmir Watch – 

Regimes that gave priority to advancement of this section over obsession with the so-called democracy – like China, Singapore and Vietnam and now Burma and …

Human Rights Council discusses human rights situations that …

ReliefWeb (press release) – 

MELANIE HOPKINS (United Kingdom) said the United Kingdom remained concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in Burma, widespread and …

Exploring Asian cuisine

Manila Standard Today

in Myanmar. Shrimp paste is bagoong to us while it is belacan (or belachan) in Malaysia, kapi in Thailand and Laos, terasi in Indonesia, ngapi in Burma, …

Bangladesh Beefs up Security at Important Government Establishments

CRIENGLISH.com – 

The Bangladeshi government has beefed up security across the country, putting reinforcement at important establishments to prevent possible subversive …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer demands response from government

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Mar 18, 2009 (DVB)–The lawyer of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has sent a second letter to the government demanding a response to an appeal …

Report: 2 Myanmar cities found with most HIV-carrying sex workers

Xinhua

YANGON, March 18 (Xinhua) — Two Myanmar cities in the northern part — Lashio and Mandalay were found with most HIV-carrying sex workers, the local Weekly …

Bangladesh deploys more border guards as Myanmar erects fence

SINDH TODAY – 

Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has deployed more troopers of its border guards after Myanmar moved men and material for erecting a barbed wire fence …

Singapore urges Myanmar to reconcile with opponents

Reuters India – 

By Nopporn Wong-Anan SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore urged Myanmar’s military rulers to reconcile with the opposition and engage with West, …

Farmers’ lawyer sentenced to four years in prison

Democratic Voice of Burma – 

Another lawyer Kyaw Kyaw Min, who was sentenced in absentia, had fled to the Thai-Burmese border. Two senior lawyers Aung Thein and Khin Maung Shein were …

Boat people cast adrift, admits PM

Scone Advocate – 

Their darker skin was evidence, he said, that they were not Burmese; it was not “fair and soft” like a “Myanmar gentleman”, he said. …

Bangladesh Has No Problem with Border Fence

Narinjara News – 

Dhaka Bangladesh has not problem if Burma wants to erect a fence on the border, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohammad Towhid told the local media. …

Three Burmese Citizens Arrested in Bangladesh

Narinjara News – 

Cox’sbazar: Three Burmese citizens were arrested Monday by Bangladesh authorities on the border after illegally entering Bangladesh territory, said a police …

One of the worst years for disasters

Scotsman – 

Most died in Asia, where Cyclone Nargis killed 138000 people when it hit Burma last May. An earthquake in China’s Sichuan province the same month claimed …

The World this Week: Guilty!

Valley Advocate – 

Last year, my wife had written an award-winning series of articles about Burmese refugees who had come to Waterbury, many of whom lived in this man’s …

Remembering LH Mettananda : Colonialism, nationalism and Buddhist Revivalism

Asian Tribune – 

The name of the game is Human Rights. Its pseudo – justice framework is meant to trap and punish the living in de – colonized states while allowing the …

Burmese Prime Minister Visits Indonesia

Tempo Interaktif – ‎‎

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Burmese Prime Minister Gen Thein Sein yesterday arrived in Indonesia on his first official visit since he became prime minister …

Misery of boat people must not be in vain

The Standard – 

… of Burmese consul general Ye Myint Aung in Hong Kong on February 9 when he said: “In reality, Rohingya are neither Myanmar [Burma] people nor Myanmar’s …

Burma’s minorities and controversy surrounding Rohingya refugees

Asian Tribune – ‎‎

… of Burmese consul general Ye Myint Aung in Hong Kong on 9th February when he said, “In reality, Rohingya are neither Myanmar people nor Myanmar’s ethnic …

Human Rights Council discusses human rights situations in Myanmar …

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎‎

ANDREJ LOGAR (Slovenia) said that Slovenia noted progress regarding the cooperation of the Government of Burma/Myanmar with the international community …

Utica Police working to eliminate language barrier with citizens

WKTV – 

For instance, the Myanmar people that are coming over now from Burma have no word for car seat or seat-belt,” says Utica Police Sergeant Alban Uryniak.

Gem emporium commences at Convention Centre

Mizzima.com – 

The 12-day 46th Gem Emporium is being held from March 8 to 20 at the Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC). Gem merchants have been invited by the Burmese foreign …

Burma Dissidents’ Visits Restricted

Radio Free Asia

BANGKOK—Burma’s political prisoners—many of them serving lengthy jail terms for their part in the 1988 pro-democracy movement—face harsh conditions in …

UN Expert Calls for Burma to Release Political Prisoners

Voice of America – 

The human rights expert urges Burma’s government, also known as Myanmar, to free Democratic Opposition Leader and Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi from six …

Norway Fund Drops China’s Dongfeng

Global Money Management

The Norwegian oil wealth fund has divested its holdings from the Chinese company due to its links with the Myanmar military. Norway’s Ministry of Finance, …

NDA-K ready to surrender arms

Mizzima.com – 

The Burmese military junta in recent months has stepped up pressure on all cease-fire ethnic armed groups to surrender their arms before the 2010 general …

PM arrives in Singapore for official visit

Mizzima.com

by Mungpi New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burma’s Prime Minister, General Thein Sein, arrived in Singapore on Tuesday as part of an official visit to the city-state, …

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